Enjoy the many faces of Nepal without trekking. Beginning in the Valley, you will meet the pilgrims at the vibrant Buddhist and Hindu temples, sit down with a Living Goddess, and visit the palaces of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Heading west, you drive to the charming Newari hill town of Bandipur before driving down to Chitwan Royal Animal Park. After visiting jungle villages, searching for tigers and riding elephants, you will visit one of the holiest places in Nepal – Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Janakpur, birthplace of Sita, and one of the holiest Hindu sites in the world. Here you can visit the temple and, barring unforeseen closures, the Janakpur Woman’s Craft Development Center, one of the finest and most varied craft operations in Nepal.

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $4125.00 per person (based on 4-6 people)

Dates: Friday, February 13, 2015 - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (Lhosar in Lumbini) and Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (Tihar)

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts
  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites

Customized Travel

This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.

If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu. Newari Dinner.
Day 2 Visit Swayambunath, drive to Pashupatinath and Bodhanath.
Day 3 Explore Patan, visiting the Golden Temple and Kumari. Next explore Bhaktapur.
Day 4 Drive to Bandipur and visit town and villages.
Day 5 Sunrise in Bandipur. Drive to Pokhara. Visit Mountaineering Museum, falls, and boat ride on lake.
Day 6 Drive to Lumbini.
Day 7 Explore Lumbini.
Day 8 Short drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. Elephant Ride.
Day 9 Elephant ride. Canoe ride down river to lodge and then visit Tharu Villages.
Day 10 Drive to Janakpur and explore the area.
Day 11 Visit Janaki Mandir, then drive to Kuwa Village and visit the Janakpur Woman's Development Center.
Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu. Evening is free. Farewell dinner at Chez Caroline.
Day 13 Transfer to airport for flight out.

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Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!